Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has threatened to withdraw his membership from the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 if government will not conduct a forensic audit on the K6.2 billion Covid-19 expenditure.
Nankhumwa has told a news conference at Parliament Building in Lilongwe that the K6.2 billion mismanagement is just a tip of an iceberg.
I have put up several demands, and if this is not going to be met, let me repeat that I will be considering withdrawing from the Taskforce.
There is a clear indication that something, somewhere is amiss, and I sympathise with Malawians especially those who were to benefit from the K6.2 billion in one way or another, and it seems money has gone down the drain,” expressed Nankhumwa.
According to the Opposition Leader, President Lazarus Chakwera has 14 days to institute the forensic audit for Malawians to know exactly how the funds were spent.
“The President has an obligation to see that things work by making sure that he doesn’t receive mere reports, and I think it would be in the interest of the President to receive the audited accounts.
“I think time is now that each and very cluster be audited in a forensic way so that the truth of the matter be established,” said Nankhumwa.
Nankhumwa has also asked Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara to reconvene relevant Committees of the House to probe the matter further.
Currently, the Taskforce is analysing the expenditure reports it has received from the Clusters.